The time required to process electric car charging points in Spain is inadmissible

Iberdrola, through its Global Director of Smart Mobility, Raquel Blanco, has criticized the terms of time necessary in Spain to process charging points for electric cars. It has done so in a seminar held by the Spanish division of Nissan and in which relevant people from the public and private spheres have participated, such as Borja Carabante, Mobility Delegate of the Madrid City Council, Blanco herself and Manuel Burdiel, Sales Director of Nissan .

Blanco has pointed out that currently the three administrations have to intervene in the process of processing public charging points, which greatly slows down the entire course of the procedure and ends up becoming a diligence of up to 20 and 30 months in total.

Raquel Blanco has highlighted the commitment of all administrations to sustainable mobility, but asks “to speed up the processing of charging points for electric vehicles on public roads. The three administrations are involved in processing them and it takes between 20 and 30 months to obtain permits. Right now, Iberdrola has more than 2,000 recharging points in the pipeline that could already be operational”.

The Global Director of Smart Mobility has declared that Iberdrola has the objective of leading the development of public recharging, and thereby eliminating barriers for the end user. After approving a plan of 150 million euros of investment, they will launch 50,000 recharging points, with more than 2,500 of them public, so that the habit is similar to going to a gas station. “We think that electric is for the city, but it is also useful for intercity travel with a good recharging infrastructure.”

Blanco also pointed out that the mere fact that there are multiple visible and available charging points on public roads will boost the electric car, since “that the points are visible makes people consider buying an electric“.

Nissan Ariya.
The Nissan Ariya is Nissan’s most advanced electric car today.

Borja Caravante, Mobility Delegate of the Madrid City Council, has pointed out, in turn, that the “deployment of the infrastructure by public and private actors is vital. The public administration must deploy it and help it, subsidizing it and not putting obstacles”.

The challenges of the electric car beyond public charging points

The electric car, as a natural successor to cars powered by diesel and gasoline, has several challenges before it can claim to be the most popular means of personal transportation. Among them, in addition to the acquisition price and more competent autonomies, is that of a correct deployment of recharging points that allow a freer and more carefree use of them on a day-to-day basis, especially considering that a large part of the population does not have access to a domestic charging point.

In this sense, and with electric cars that currently already enjoy Real autonomies that are around or far exceed 400 kilometersand whose Recharging power makes for long-distance travel a more pleasant procedure, it only remains that the offer of electric cars is completed by the lower part of the market.

The three electric car models that the Volkswagen Group will manufacture in Spain.
Advance of the three electric cars that the Volkswagen Group will manufacture in Spain.

There are manufacturers that are already working on it, such as the Volkswagen Group, which, through SEAT, has laid the foundations to deploy in Spain the necessary industrial infrastructure to manufacture the most affordable electric cars from Skoda, Volkswagen and CUPRA here.

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